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Ptarmigan Fingers.

Ptarmigan Fingers.

Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post

Oct 5, 2014

E Face of Notchtop.

E Face of Notchtop.

Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post

Oct 5, 2014

E Face of Notchtop.

E Face of Notchtop.

Colorado : The 2014-2015 Colorado Ice ... : Post

Oct 5, 2014

Looking up at the third pitch.

Looking up at the third pitch.

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Northwest Face Route - That... (WI3-4)

Nov 17, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : Upper East Face : Kiener's Route (5.3 Easy Snow)
By: Brice W When: Aug 29, 2011

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Comments: We climbed Kiener's on 8/28. The top inch or two of snow on Lamb's slide was soft, but it was hard underneath. There were occasional small icy patches, but not very many yet. Any remaining snow on Broadway and the rest of the route was easily avoided. The Cables/N Face was running with water. The hike from the summit to the first rap down the Cables can be done entirely on rock and scree.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : Vail Ice : Pumphouse & downhill : Pumphouse Falls (WI3-4)
By: Brice W When: Jan 24, 2011

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Comments: Climbed Pumphouse on 1/22. Most of the ice had a snice/crap ice layer on top, but we did clean that off some. The middle was a bit wet. It didn't seem as fat as years past, particularly the top, but there is plenty to climb on. The approach was character-building. Snowshoes would have been nice, had we brought some. We left a trench, with occasional waist deep holes where we stepped off the old trail.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Moraine Park/Fern Lake Trai... : Jaws Falls (WI4)
By: Brice W When: Jan 25, 2010

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Comments: On 1/24/2010, Jaws was formed with a middle pillar like in the picture from 12/31/2007, but the ice was quite sunbaked. There was a lot of snice also. I went up the rampy section on the right to a short curtain. With some work, I found decent screw placements, but none of them seemed bomber. The left side was fun to climb on TR, but quite hollow in spots and sunbaked. The route could use some cloudy days.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Moraine Park/Fern Lake Trai... : Jaws Falls (WI4)
By: Brice W When: Jan 25, 2010

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Comments: As of Jan 2010, there is an intermediate anchor consisting of two beefy bolts in the rock 30m up. The anchor is on the left as you climb or rap.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Lower Breadloaves - Provo W... : Tennish Anyone? (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: I don't know if this is the normal start, but I climbed straight up some fun face, cracks and grooves to below the roof, then bypassed it on the right to gain the face and head up and left for the first bolt. It was not hard. At the top, I headed right to the crack after clipping the last bolt since I couldn't figure how to go straight up the bolt line.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Breadloaves : Super Hits - Bloody Fingers : Bloody Fingers (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: There is a pretty good stance at the beginning to reach up and place gear that will get you through most of the crux, so the lieback didn't seem too bad. Outstanding route!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Private Idaho (5.9)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: This route looks steep but all the great stems make it easier than it looks. Great fun and good gear.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - North : Just Say Go (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: Gear is definitely nice to have for getting off the ledge, but I don't remember wanting any more for the top - maybe I was just getting used to the COR runouts at that point! Fun route.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Elephant Rock : Elephant Rock - East : Columbian Crack (5.7)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: This is a fun crack that you don't have to jam much because of all the face holds. I wouldn't do it before Rye Crisp or Wheat Thin, but definitely worth doing if you are at Elephant Rock.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - East : Beauty and the Beast (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: This felt easier to me than Tow Away Zone. You can also head left at the top easily to get to the JAPF anchors.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - East : Tow Away Zone (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: The stances were a little tenuous, but I got a good camalot and alien in before the bolt, so it didn't feel too spicy. Great route!


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Parking Lot Rock : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas... : Thin Slice (5.10a)
By: Brice W When: Sep 8, 2008

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Comments: This felt more sustained to me than Bloody Fingers, but still great fun. The bottom part does climb like a sport climb. The whole route took great gear. A 60M rope doesn't quite reach down to the nice ledge for the TR.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Moraine Park/Fern Lake Trai... : Jaws Falls (WI4)
By: Brice W When: Aug 7, 2008

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Comments: In fat conditions (like winter 2007-08) this felt 3+, about the same as Pumphouse in Vail, but longer. Great route, it goes in a nice long pitch. Traversing over to the tree rap anchor at the top was a bit exciting as my last screw was way below me. There is a small, but decent ledge to traverse on, but I didn't find many good pick or hand holds.


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq... : The Flying Dutchman (5.4 WI2-3)
By: Brice W When: Aug 7, 2008

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Comments: Climbed this 6/7/08. It was not long after a spring storm, so we kicked steps up this to the Loft, got a break on the Clark's Arrow traverse, and then kicked steps to the top. The ice at the crux took one 17cm screw, but there are plenty of placements in the rock to the left of the ice. The cracks are mostly parallel, so cams are a good call. It's a fun snow climb and combined with Clark's Arrow and a descent of the Cables route, a great traverse of Long's.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Walt's Wall : Satterfield's Crack (5.8)
By: Brice W When: Aug 7, 2008

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Comments: Fun climb! As of July, slinging two chockstones in the squeeze chimney provided decent protection for the standard finish. I put a #3 Camalot in before the chimney, slung a baseball-sized chockstone low, and then it was about 10 feet of slithering before I could sling the volleyball-sized chockstone. A long runner helped avoid too much rope drag. Starting the second pitch is definitely #4 Camalot or larger territory.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Hallett Peak : Culp-Bossier (5.8+)
By: Brice W When: Dec 20, 2007

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Comments: Outstanding route! We climbed this on 9/1/07 in six pitches with a 60m rope. We didn't simulclimb, but stretched out the rope on more than one pitch. The runout sections didn't seem bad due to the solid rock and abundance of incut holds. I got off route at the top (it all looks the same up there) and basically went straight up where the topo has you go right a bit. The climbing didn't seem any harder than the normal route, but there was an exciting move onto a huge jug to get over a little ... more >>


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Otis Peak : Zowie : South Face (5.8+)
By: Brice W When: Aug 2, 2004

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Comments: Fun route! We did the thin crack variation on the South Face for the last pitch. The large amount of exposure and great climbing made it a fine finish. It looks much more asthetic than the standard finish.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face (5.8)
By: Brice W When: Aug 1, 2004

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Comments: Great route! The first few pitches are not spectacular, but the last few make up for them. Tremendous exposure and fun climbing. A note on the rap descent. The 2nd and 3rd raps can be combined with double 60M ropes, they just reach. For the start of the 3rd rap (if you combine the standard 2nd and 3rd raps) walk SW towards the arete and the two raps bolts are obvious. No downclimbing is required. All raps are from nice large bolts. The bolts for the 2nd to last rap are hard to see from a... more >>


Location: CO : CO Ice & Mixed : RMNP - Mixed/Ice : Odessa Gorge : Notchtop & vicinity : Grace Falls (WI4)
By: Brice W When: Nov 11, 2003

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Comments: I was up by Notchtop on 11.9.03. Grace Falls looked like it was starting to form, but it still looked quite thin. We climbed on Guide's Wall, which was fairly thin (1"-4") and not always well bonded to the rock. We TR'd some short pillars (20' tall) just to the right of Guide's Wall since we wanted to climb something after doing all of that trail breaking. It was hard to tell the condition of the North Face of Notchtop since it had a lot of fresh snow on it.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : East Side (5.8+)
By: Brice W When: Jun 23, 2003

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Comments: One more thing... a 60M rope is just long enough to get you all the way down to where you can easily walk off. With a 50, you'd have to either downclimb a chimney section or maybe do another short rap.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : East Side (5.8+)
By: Brice W When: Jun 23, 2003

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Comments: As of 6/22/03, the rap anchor at the top of the pinnacle was good. There were a couple of slings, a 7mm cord, and a 11mm piece of rope (sheathed with a piece of tubular webbing). The hardware on the anchor was a quick link and a non-locking biner.

Great, varied climbing. The end of the last pitch is exposed and a bit run out, but the climbing is moderate.


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